Astrea and “Assembly” collaborate on new approach to data analysis

“Assembly Analytics”, a new tool just launched by Assembly, the schools data platform, focuses on metrics that can be tied to a standardised scale in order to create reliable national benchmarks, to improve the quality of data used to compare schools across the country. The tool has been created in collaboration with Astrea and another multi-academy trust, ARK.

Assembly Analytics combines core operational metrics such as attendance, exclusions and financial health with standardised assessment data from leading industry names.

Astrea became an Assembly Strategic Partner in the second half of 2016 because of a similar frustration with the limited options available for MATs wishing to see a single, combined dashboard of all their main performance indicators.

Libby Nicholas, CEO, Astrea: “With 15 academies now part of the Astrea family, having a common platform that enables us to compare data is absolutely critical. Assembly is playing an important role right across Astrea as we deliver on our promise of an education that inspires beyond measure.”

Joshua Perry, Director, Assembly: “We know that great analytics can help schools to improve student outcomes, but too often we find that Multi Academy Trusts struggle to access good quality comparative data. That’s why we’ve put standardised assessments at the heart of Assembly Analytics. We’re truly delighted to be working with such a wide range of impressive leaders in education and assessment as we build a game-changing approach to understanding and interpreting school data.”